Sunday, 12 February 2017

Free Corona Bead Tutorial

Another free tutorial for you today, this time it's the seriously chunky Corona Beads. Made using seed beads and 4mm fire polished crystals, they have a large central hole which makes them perfect for threading onto cords and ribbon. 

Download your free Corona Bead tutorial >>>here<<<

Friday, 20 January 2017

Free Crystaleyes Pendant Tutorial

I love making these pendants so much! They can be very striking with the eye cabochons but look equally beautiful with other images or even plain glass or flat-back crystals. 

Created using a mixture of bead embroidery and beadweaving, you'll need seed beads, crystals, a cabochon, Stiff Stuff or thick interfacing to bead onto, Ultrasuede or felt for the back, needle and thread and a little glue.

Download your free copy of my Crystaleyes Pendant tutorial >>>here<<<

Friday, 13 January 2017

Free Pirouette Beaded Ball Tutorial

An ornate beaded bead made using seed beads and bicone crystals. It’s created with circular netting so not only do you get to see the gorgeous beads on the outside, you can also see a pretty bead on the inside.

Download your free copy of my Pirouette Beaded Ball tutorial >>>here<<<

Friday, 6 January 2017

Free Crystal Pyramid Ring Tutorial

This design actually started life as an idea for a beaded bead but halfway through I realised that it would make a great ring! It takes just a few pearls, bicone crystals and some seed beads and very soon you'll have a pyramid of sparkling beauty all of your own.

Download your free copy of my Crystal Pyramid Ring tutorial >>>here<<<

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Free Rock Star Beaded Bead Tutorial

I love making these chunky star shaped beaded beads! They use only size 11 seeds beads and size 11 drop beads and peyote stitch. A wooden bead inside supports the shape. I'd love to see what you create using this tutorial, please leave a link below if your have anything to share. Alternatively your can email me via address in the sidebar.

You can get your free copy of my Rock Star tutorial >>>here<<<

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Free Jupiter Beaded Bead Tutorial

This is the largest beaded bead tutorial I have for you... so far! A whopper of a bead, it measures 34mm in diameter and covers a 30mm wooden bead and so it had to be named after the largest planet in the solar system. I haven't made too many of these because, honestly, I don't know what to do with them! But they do look amazing sitting in a bowl with fellow beaded beads and they are fun - and strangely relaxing - to hold and play with. A bit like those Chinese therapy balls.

This isn't the largest I've made, I've actually covered several 50mm wooden beads with Czech seed beads but I've yet to get a tutorial made for Japanese beads. I hope to do that one day! Until then, this is the last of the beaded bead uploads, although I do have some different shapes to share with you in the near future.

Download the Jupiter beaded bead tutorial >>>here<<<

Free Titanic Beaded Bead Tutorial

Now we're playing with the big boys! This beaded bead measures 29mm and covers a 25mm wooden bead. If you like chunky statement jewellery then this would be perfect, and if you don't then they would make great ornaments or for use in other craft projects. If you do make anything then please drop a link in the comments below, I'd love to see what you do with them!

Download the Titanic beaded bead tutorial >>>here<<<